Pulling daily cards, and reviewing them at the end of the day, is an excellent way to develop a personal relationship with any oracle deck.
I have also been experimenting with drawing cards at the end of the day for a retrospective message, as it is often easier to make sense of daily cards in hindsight.
I drew these Sibilla cards last night for a message from yesterday, but I was unable to reconcile the message with my day. I’ve learned that the Sibilla sometimes has the tendency to inform me of something it considers to be more important than answering my question. So this may be an important message intended for today.
Every Day Oracle by Lo Scarabeo
Oh no! There’s that scary Disgrazia (Disaster) card reversed again! I drew that card yesterday too. The meanings for Disgrazia can be very dramatic, particularly when reversed. In her book, Italian Cartomancy, Alessandra Venturi waxes on and on about the terrifying scariness of the Disgrazia card reversed: slavery, subjugation, war, conflict abuse, murder, violence, loss of reputation, loss of freedom, kidnapping, dictatorship, ruination, evil, and even a death curse! Is it any wonder that I tremble when I see this card? I come from an Italian-American family, and we Italians love the drama– and the art, of course!
Interestingly, although I did learn that when Disgrazia is reversed it intensifies the negative influences of the card, I know that for some other Sibilla readers the reversal ameliorates the negative influences associated with the upright meanings. But for me it’s scary, scary– except (luckily) when it appears in a daily card draw. Then its intensity is diminished, and it usually refers to some non-life-threatening damage.
When Vedovo (Widower) appears in a daily reading, my first inclination is to read it as a person card. He’s usually an older, grandfatherly man; but he can also represent a man of any age who is separated or divorced or simply lonely. He often appears in my cards as the ex-husband or ex-lover. In a general sense, it is a card of loss, distance, and separation.
Presente di Pietre Preziose (Gift of Precious Stones) usually indicates some kind of offer or proposal. But it can also represent an actual gift, or any object that holds value– whether monetary or sentimental.
In his YouTube lesson on the card Disgrazia, Maestro Etienne Valancourt teaches that the combination of Presente di Pietre Preziose + Disgrazia in a daily draw would indicate problems with a washing machine.
I find that in my cards this combination can refer to a defect in any household appliance or object of value. For me, the fact that Disgrazia appears reversed in my daily cards would intensify the problem for me. It may indicate irreparable damage to the object, or danger involved in some way.
So who is the Widower? He is likely me. I suppose I’m old enough to be a young granddad, and I am unattached, although not particularly lonely. I would certainly be saddened by the loss of a valued object.
Now having described my musings on each of the cards, what meaning do I ascribe to the card trio?
I suspect that I may end up losing (Vedovo) something of value (Presente di Pietre Preziose) today– most likely something damaged beyond my control that cannot be repaired, and probably cannot be replaced (Disgrazia Rx).
Another possible meaning that occurs to me is that an older man will offer something (a proposal or a gift) that will end up being disastrous.
A third possible meaning– that’s the thing about daily card, they can sometimes mean a million different things, and are usually best understood in retrospect… a third interpretation that occurs to me is that I will lose out (Vedovo) on an offer or opportunity (Presente di Pietre Preziose) due to circumstances beyond my control (Disgrazia Rx).
Or alternatively, I could be forced (Disgrazia Rx) to give or accept an offer that causes me grief. I guess that’s officially a fourth interpretation.
I think these last two meanings are more likely to turn up in a formal reading. I suspect that losing something of value is probably the most likely scenario.
I could probably come up with several additional interpretations for these cards. That’s what I love so much about the daily draw. You learn by contemplating the various meanings and combinations. I get the most fun out of daily cards that can be interpreted in more than just one way, and end up representing more than just one thing or event in my life experience. But the messages above are what jump out at me for today’s cards. I will update this article with a validation when I experience an event that can be logically described by this trio. Thanks for reading!
Update on June 2:
These cards were indeed intended for yesterday. Last night the house was suddenly filled with the smell of burning wires. I immediately thought FIRE! and began to panic.
It turned out that the motor in the exhaust fan in the bathroom had burned out. Thankfully we were able to catch it in time to disconnect the electricity and avoid a possible fire. The fan will need to be replaced, but the cost should not be too outrageous.
The Sibilla cards never cease to amaze me with their accuracy. The cards predicted the loss (Vedovo) of the fan (Presente di Pietre Preziose) which could be to be considered a household appliance (of sorts) that was defective or damaged (Disgrazia), and potentially dangerous (the fact Disgrazia is reversed).